Today’s review is going to be the Revlon PhotoReady Foundation in 006 Medium Beige with SPF 20. I was recently checking out some of the foundation at Health & Glow and the sales assistant recommended this Revlon foundation as I had extremely oily skin and this will suit my skin type. And the sun protection factor in the foundation was a good selling point. For my skin color, I chose the Medium Beige shade. So, does the Revlon PhotoReady Foundation actually stand up to my expectations?

Revlon Photoready in Medium Beige

What the company claims?

Photochromatic pigments bend and reflect light to erase every flaw. Complete, yet undetectable coverage. Soft, luminous finish.

Revlon Photoready CU

How the Revlon PhotoReady Foundation work for me?

Lets start off with the packaging; Revlon PhotoReady Foundation has a sturdy packaging and comes with a pump so getting the foundation out is easy and hygienic but the bottle isn’t that travel friendly as it is made out of glass. And if you noticed from the image, the logo print is kinda crooked so I will say the packaging finish isn’t given a high priority.

Revlon Photoready Open

Now coming to the foundation, I have oily skin and applying it made the skin look more oily. The Revlon PhotoReady foundation will probably suit people with normal or dry skin because it will look dewy as it has shimmer particles thrown all over the foundation. It also comes with SPF 20 so that’s one less work when applying makeup but at the same time this causes flashbacks/whitish cast under flash photography ( “PhotoReady” Not so much!!). Only a pea size amount is needed for the whole face and the foundation does go really smooth on the skin and evens it out but it doesn’t seem to be able to cover the major flaws. The Revlon Foundation doesn’t transfer much and also it definitely is long-wearing even without a primer underneath but it has to be set with a pressed or loose powder. I would say that the the Revlon PhotoReady foundation would be good for everyday wear.

My main beef with the foundation is the lack of different shades. Only 4 shades are available in India and not all Indian women will fall under that range. It might be good on fair women but the brand fails to cater to the majority of India’s dusky women. The next one would be the formula. They have to change it and make it better with less shimmer and better coverage. A foundation is only as good as the coverage it gives and this one, being unable to do even that, makes it kind of pointless. And Revlon being a drugstore product, the price is too high when adding a little bit more money will bring us into the higher end brands.


Revlon Photoready Swatch

Revlon Photoready without flash
Without Flash

Revlon Photoready with flash
With Flash


Revlon PhotoReady Medium Beige

Turn Ons-

Packaging is sturdy
Blends nicely on the skin
Doesn’t look cakey
Only pea-sized is needed for the whole face
Fragrance Free
Oil Free
Didn’t break me out

Turn Offs-

Full ingredients list not mentioned
Not travel friendly glass packaging
Not full coverage
Flash backs like crazy
Gives a whitish cast once you apply so it needs to oxidise a little bit
Pricey for a drugstore brand
Limited shades only available here
Doesn’t give airbrush finish
It has prominent shimmers which irks me so much -_-

Would I recommend the Revlon PhotoReady Foundation?

The Revlon PhotoReady foundation could be great for normal/dry skin and if you like light to medium coverage foundations with light shimmers then this will be for you. I am not a fan of this foundation there are better options out there like the L’ORÉAL PARIS NUDE MAGIC LIQUID TO POWDER FOUNDATION.

SHADE- 006 Medium Beige
RATING- 2.5/5

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6 Comments on Revlon PhotoReady Foundation Review, Swatches & FOTD

  1. rachna
    August 8, 2015 at 10:29 pm (7 years ago)

    somehow ur face and neck looks too dark here…is it me or you felt the same…if u see ur chest area it looks really dark i would say u should try a lighter shade!

    • Pavithra Balakrishnan
      August 8, 2015 at 10:36 pm (7 years ago)

      Rachna there were only 4 shades and if you look at the bottle it looks like NC42 which is my exact shade but upon blending it becomes too light and kinda whitish/ashy :/ which is obvious in the picture!!

  2. Ketakee
    August 9, 2015 at 2:40 pm (7 years ago)

    nice review… i wish they had some more shades! and it flashes back a lot.. :/

    • Pavithra Balakrishnan
      August 10, 2015 at 12:04 am (7 years ago)

      More than the bad shade match that flashback bothers me a lot!! :/

  3. Raji
    August 10, 2015 at 8:38 am (7 years ago)

    Nice review dear. But somehow it ended up suiting me. It looks good under flash but i need to ensure i covered up my acne pretty well 😀 i did not face any oxidizing issues either.

    • Pavithra Balakrishnan
      August 10, 2015 at 8:48 pm (7 years ago)

      Thanks Raji!! 🙂 Each product works differently on different people na. I’m glad that it worked for you 🙂

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